World Beer

World Beer

by Tim Hampson
     
 

World Beer explores the renaissance of beer, explaining the brewing process, beer history, and the finer points of beer appreciation. The stories of major beer producing nations are explored in depth, focusing on their local beer styles and the breweries that made them famous.

From the face-smacking intensity of ultra-hopped IPAs to sweet-and-smoky

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World Beer explores the renaissance of beer, explaining the brewing process, beer history, and the finer points of beer appreciation. The stories of major beer producing nations are explored in depth, focusing on their local beer styles and the breweries that made them famous.

From the face-smacking intensity of ultra-hopped IPAs to sweet-and-smoky porters, World Beer showcases beers by brewery, telling the story of today's top brewing innovators and their brews. There are evocative tasting notes for both core and seasonal beers in addition to food pairing suggestions to get the most out of each glass.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"[B]eautiful photography, informative capsules and full-page synopses on brewers." - The Plain Dealer, Cleveland's Daily Newspaper

"Encyclopedic in scope, this book is a craft-beer lover's dream, with details about more than 800 breweries and 1,000 beers from Europe, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Africa." - The Tampa Tribune

"This is the kind of book to drink a beer over. The photography is top-notch, particularly the hundreds of bottle labels reproduced in high quality throughout. Verdict: Recommended to budding craft beer enthusiasts seeking a broader…understanding of world beer culture delivered in package that's easy on the eyes." - Library Journal

Library Journal
10/15/2013
This is the kind of book to drink a beer over. That is, it's a book you imagine finding on a low-slung living room coffee table, which lends itself more to relaxing and browsing through than to dedicated study. The photography is top-notch, particularly the hundreds of bottle labels reproduced in high quality throughout. Following a cursory introduction by Sam Calagione (of Dogfish Head Brewery fame) and a few pages on beer history, culture, tasting, and styles, the bulk of this volume is devoted to brewery highlights divided into world regions, as well as to notable examples from countries less known for their brewing output. Hampson's (editor, The Beer Book) highlights—ranging in length from a paragraph to two pages—are refreshingly nonrepetitive, which is a feat given the 800-plus breweries covered. For the major sites selected, representative beers are listed with flavor profiles and brief food pairing suggestions. Unfortunately, no criteria are given for why the chosen breweries are featured, so readers won't necessarily know what they're missing. VERDICT Recommended to budding craft beer enthusiasts seeking a broader, though not necessarily deeper, understanding of world beer culture delivered in package that's easy on the eyes. Those seeking a more scholarly (though less beautiful) source should instead consult The Oxford Companion to Beer.—Josh Hadro, New York P.L.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781465414380
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
09/16/2013
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
11.08(w) x 9.14(h) x 1.25(d)

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